The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking healthy women ages 18 to 40 for a research study to better understand polycystic ovary syndrome. In an interview with Mary Hardin of Indiana University on Feb. 2 Mary explained that the study was proving difficult to recruit for, despite offering some significant benefits to participants.
Women who have PCOS may be eligible to receive a medication to treat PCOS for 12 weeks during the study and all women who offer their participation will receive compensation for their time, as well as the opportunity to help scientists better understand PCOS and help those women who suffer from the condition.
Two different profiles of women are being sought for study participation:
- Women with polycystic ovary syndrome who have infrequent periods and a body mass index from 18 to 25. This equates to being in the normal weight range for height.
- Women who do not have polycystic ovary syndrome to serve as controls who have regular periods and a body mass index from 30 to 40. This equates to being in the obese range for weight in comparison to height.
Volunteers cannot be currently pregnant or be on hormonal birth control.
The study involves a screening visit, two admissions to the Indiana University Clinical Research Center for blood draws during a cream challenge test, a glucose tolerance test and an ovarian stimulation test.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may also be eligible to receive a medication in a 12-week treatment arm of the study.
For additional information, contact Tammy Garrett, R.N., at 317-944-7037, or firstname.lastname@example.org.